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Ladbrokes Scottish Premiereship – Hibernian v Ross County. Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK. 26/10/2019. Pic shows: Hibs’ Manager, Paul Heckingbottom, does not look happy as he leaves the stand after seeing his side give up a 2 goal lead as Hibs play host to Ross County at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh. Credit: Ian Jacobs

Hibs’ Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom insisted he wasn’t thinking about his own position after his team’s 5-2 defeat to Celtic last night.

Apart from a brief spell of pressure in the second half, Hibs were outplayed by Celtic who have won their last nine domestic trophies.

Hibs on the other hand have only won one league game this season and have on six separate occasions have thrown away leads including to Hearts in the Edinburgh derby.

The new signings have failed to impress and many fans feel that Heckingbottom has underestimated Scottish football by bringing in players from the lower leagues in England.

His tactics of playing one up front has also been heavily criticised by supporters particularly when he selects Christian Doidge rather than Florian Kamberi.

When asked about his future Heckingbottom said: “I don’t know and I don’t consider it I wouldn’t be doing my job properly and I wouldn’t be being fair if I considered myself in these positions.

“There’s the staff, all the players and the thousands of fans who are here. That’s who is disappointed so it would be wrong for me to sit here and just be considering myself. I don’t think I’ve ever answered that question any other way, have I? I’ll keep getting asked that question and it’s irrelevant.

“All I’m trying to do is the best for the club. We want the wins. There should have been more and of course there’s contributing factors but we have to consider what we can do and handle that.

 “It is out of my control. you don’t get involved in the decision about your own future.

“All we do is keep working and keep pushing. We work with the players and the players believe.

“My belief comes from knowing how different it could have been. All those games and all those draws could have easily been wins and nobody could have begrudged it. Some could have been huge wins but they haven’t been.

 “We have to deal with that and face up to it. No point moaning or sulking about it, thinking shuolda, woulda coulda. Only one thing changes it and that’s doing it.”